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The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

This year sees the centenary of the October Revolution in Russia and it seems that the penny has just dropped for President Putin, who only recently issued a directive that Russia will commemorate that anniversary.  more

Added: 3rd January 2017

Fighting For Canada by Alan Rooney

Fighting For Canada by Alan Rooney

How do you remember Major-General James Wolfe? As the fallen hero of Quebec and subsequent deliverer of Canada? You may remember Benjamin West’s painting of his death on the Plains of Abraham or his reciting of Gray’s elegy. You may have visited his childhood home in Westerham or stood beside his statue as you gazed across London from the heights of Greenwich Park. But why has history been so kind, even reverential, to him? Why did the great Prime Minister, William Pitt, rate him so highly?   more

Added: 5th December 2016

Fortress Malta Tour - from The Knights of St John to WW2

Fortress Malta Tour - from The Knights of St John to WW2

Ashley Truluck and guests from Britain, America and Australia have just returned from this year’s tour of Malta. Despite (or perhaps because of!) the international mix, the group got on particularly well and had a great time.  more

Added: 10th November 2016

Remembrance Sunday 2016

Remembrance Sunday 2016

For the Fallen...  more

Added: 9th November 2016

The Last Days of The Somme Tour

The Last Days of The Somme Tour

On the 16th November 2016 The Cultural Experience will return to the Somme with their last tour of the year. During the 5 day tour, under the guidance of Dr Bruce Cherry...  more

Added: 3rd November 2016

Wellington's Eastern Front - Nick Lipscombe's Latest Book

Wellington's Eastern Front - Nick Lipscombe's Latest Book

Nick Lipscombe, our expert on the Peninsular War, has another book being published at the end of the month. Wellington’s Eastern Front, The Campaign on the East Coast of Spain 1810-1814.  more

Added: 3rd November 2016

Summing up of the recent Spanish Civil War Tour by Col Ray Wilkinson

Summing up of the recent Spanish Civil War Tour by Col Ray Wilkinson

Here is Col Ray summarising the highly successful Spanish Civil War Tour which we ran at the end of September to Madrid...  more

Added: 5th October 2016

A highly successful tour - Wellington Over the Pyrenees

A highly successful tour - Wellington Over the Pyrenees

Col Nick Lipscombe has just finished a highly successful tour covering the final stages of the Peninsular War...  more

Added: 27th September 2016

Chelsea Pensioners pay special visit to Elvas

Chelsea Pensioners pay special visit to Elvas

Four Chelsea Pensioners enjoying Wellington's Classic Tour of Spain and Portugal guided by Nick Lipscombe this September...  more

Added: 26th September 2016

An Arthurian Legend Tour

An Arthurian Legend Tour

We are proposing a new tour based on King Arthur's exploits in the South West of England, it is likely to take place during the summer of 2018 and we wish to ask you for your feedback.   more

Added: 8th September 2016

Would you like to take this tour?

Would you like to take this tour?

We are proposing a new Suffragettes Tour during the spring of 2018 and wish to ask you for your feedback. It is likely to be a two-centre short break taking place in Manchester and London.  more

Added: 1st September 2016

Belarus Tour Diary: 14 – 21 August 2016

Belarus Tour Diary: 14 – 21 August 2016

A group of 20 with participants from the UK, USA, Sweden, Belgium and Nicaragua led by WW2 historian Bob Kershaw and Napoleonic historian Alan Rooney enjoyed an exciting 8 days in the little known and understood east European country of Belarus to follow in the footsteps of soldiers and commanders who took part in either Hitler’s or Napoleon’s invasion of Russia...   more

Added: 26th August 2016

The Enduring Fascination of World War I

The Enduring Fascination of World War I

Bruce Cherry has just returned from his annual introductory tour of the Western Front. In his inimitable style, Bruce visited the popular sites on the major battlefields – Mons, Ypres, The Somme, Arras, Amiens etc...  more

Added: 11th August 2016

There's still time to book a 2016 Cultural Experience Tour

There's still time to book a 2016 Cultural Experience Tour

As the calendar turns over into August (!) there is still time to book a tour with us in 2016. We can make the necessary requests to get you a seat on the train/boat/planes and of course a room at the inn(s)...  more

Added: 27th July 2016

Place unexpectedly available - Holocaust Tour 2016 - Now SOLD OUT

Place unexpectedly available - Holocaust Tour 2016 - Now SOLD OUT

An insightful 8 day tour to Poland with Professor Tim Cole to appreciate both the horror and efficiency of the Nazi regime and the wonder of Polish culture: amongst other includes visits to Treblinka, Majdanek, Belzec, Lublin, Auschwitz, Warsaw and Krakow.  more

Added: 6th July 2016

The Lochnagar Mine

The Lochnagar Mine

The Lochnagar mine crater, blown at 7.28am on 1st July 1916, near the village of La Boisselle, is one of the best-known and most dramatic landmarks of the Somme battlefield...   more

Added: 1st July 2016

Latest Brochure OUT NOW!

Latest Brochure OUT NOW!

We have launched our new brochure for 2016/2017, packed with over 50 battlefield tours and cultural experiences, a marked increase on last year. We are pleased to say we have attracted the leading academics and historians to guide the tours...  more

Added: 17th June 2016

New Tours - New Website

New Tours - New Website

Thank you for taking your first look at our new collection of 'Cultural Experiences' on our dedicated website. We hope you like what you see, do get in touch if you wish to know more about any tour, call 0345 475 1815.

Added: 20th May 2016

Report from the Battlefields of 1866 by John DZ, Guide for the 150th Anniversary Tour from 2-9 July.

Report from the Battlefields of 1866 by John DZ, Guide for the 150th Anniversary Tour from 2-9 July.

I have just had a hectic weekend checking out the programme for our Austro-Prussian War of 1866 Tour with our in-country guide, Helena. We met the organisers of the re-enactment, who told us that there will be around 1,000 re-enactors at the anniversary...   more

Added: 20th May 2016

Sharpe’s Peninsula has it all!

Sharpe’s Peninsula has it all!

Bernard Cornwell hit on the brilliant device of inventing a fictional character from Wellington’s favourite Light Division as a device for introducing readers to the Peninsular War in an entertaining and digestible way. On this tour we take a similar approach...  more

Added: 9th May 2016

Walking The Somme Tour Report

Walking The Somme Tour Report

Simon Jones, TCE Guide has written a concise tour report which makes an interesting read. Simon will be guiding again for us in 2017, look out for our 2017 Programme announcement coming very soon   more

Added: 28th April 2016

Somme Centenary Tour | 30 Jun - 3 Jul 2016 | Places Unexpectedly Available

Somme Centenary Tour | 30 Jun - 3 Jul 2016 | Places Unexpectedly Available

Places are now available again for this tour - if you were previously disappointed when it sold out the first time please get back in touch...  more

Added: 25th April 2016

Wargaming in History Vol 8 – The Austro-Prussian War of 1866 – The Campaign in Bohemia

Wargaming in History Vol 8 – The Austro-Prussian War of 1866 – The Campaign in Bohemia

Guide John ‘DZ’ introduces his latest book, co-written with Andrew Brentnall, in his Wargaming in History Series. It is their first venture into the Europe of the mid-19th century. The events it describes, analyses and represents on the wargames table, occurred only 5 years after the Battle of First Bull Run. But the book demonstrates the new face of warfare which had emerged in the short span of time.   more

Added: 7th April 2016

Billy's Blog - The Verdun Centenary Tour March 2016

Billy's Blog - The Verdun Centenary Tour March 2016

On our arrival at St Pancras station a number of our participants were already waiting at our usual meeting point, next to the Sir John Betjeman statue, and the rest closely followed. All greeted each other and some caught up with familiar faces from previous tours. Once the whole group was present and had received their tickets we moved swiftly through check-in and into the departure lounge where we again congregated before making our way on to the train. All being seated in the same carriage allowed our guide Bruce to move through the train to distribute the tour handout and to introduce himself personally...  more

Added: 24th March 2016

Spanish Civil War - Why did they go?

Spanish Civil War - Why did they go?

It is estimated that well over 40,000 volunteers from all over the world went to serve on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War 1936-39.   more

Added: 14th March 2016

Infantry Squares - Update

Infantry Squares - Update

Newsletter Reader and TCE Client, Alan Waters, sheds some light on our Infantry Squares article…  more

Added: 23rd February 2016

Sharpe's Peninsular Tour - The True Story of The Rifles

Sharpe's Peninsular Tour - The True Story of The Rifles

Don’t miss this remarkable Tour! It tells the story of the legendary Light Division – an extraordinary ‘band of brothers’ who fought in just about every action of the Peninsular War and thereby provide us with a representative cross section of the campaign.   more

Added: 9th February 2016